Boyle’s Gin, Aldi’s now infamous and exclusive Irish Gin has won two awards at the International Wine & Spirits Competition, which was held recently in London.
Boyle’s Premium Small Batch Irish Gin is made by Blackwater Distillery in Waterford, and was awarded two silver medals – one in the Gin (London Dry – 40%) only competition, and one in the Gin & Tonic Competition. Spirits in the competition were judged by type, age and strength.
“The International Wine & Spirits Competition recognizes and pays tribute to the very finest products, so we are delighted to see our very own Boyle’s Gin win two very deserved awards,” said Finbar McCarthy, Group Buying Director at Aldi Ireland. “It has been said that Ireland is experiencing somewhat of a Gin Revolution at the moment, and we’re very proud to be amongst those leading the way, with a top-quality gin at a very affordable price.”
Gin products entered into the competition were also given the opportunity to enter the Gin & Fever Tree Tonic category. The judging panel assessed each gin on how well the product paired with tonic. The criteria were that each Gin & Tonics had to comprise of 1 part gin to 3 parts Fever Tree tonic. No ice or garnish was used. Judging was completely blind so judges never saw the bottles of gin.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to have won two silver awards at the International Wine & Spirits Competition this week,” said Peter Mulryan, Director of Blackwater Distillery in Waterford. “There is an abundance of great gin distillers throughout Ireland at the moment, and so to have our product highlighted on an international stage is a massive achievement for us. Working with Aldi has been a hugely positive experience for us as they know what their customers want, and that’s crucial to creating a successful product.”
Named after Robert Boyle of Lismore Castle, Boyle’s Gin is sold exclusively in Aldi stores priced at €24.99.